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The Ashley Update: Punt Guns!

Hlebinsky, who previously worked at the Smithsonian is exactly the kind of ambassador the shooting community needs. Torrentially well informed, passionate to the point of geekery, and blessed with a wicked sense of humor, she can swill whiskey and smoke cigars while holding forth on black powder muskets until your eyes glaze over. Spreading the gospel of responsible firearms ownership has never been more important, and being able to demystify an inanimate object while educating the public about its role in the nation’s history goes a long way toward countering negative publicity.


Today Ashley digs into the archives of the Cody Firearms Museum to show us something that has never been displayed before: punt guns. We take a look at one of the two they have–and don’t worry, the new museum will have them on display.

The Holland & Holland Punt Gun we check out today was meant for hunting, but not in a way we consider ethical today. They would be mounted on a boat and you could take out a lot of waterfowl, all at once.


Do you have a question for Ashley about anything she’s discussed this week or even about some of the little-known things she loves?


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